Naim ND5 XS Network Streamer and DAC - Tidal, Spotify, and More

$1,999

One of the easiest streamers to use, just like every other piece of Naim gear we've had the pleasure to experience.

Perfect for experiencing high-quality Hi-Res Audio streaming services like TIDAL, without necessarily having to use your phone all the time.

It's also a very capable DAC with just about every type of connection you would need.

Plus it can even stream AM/FM stations from your area, the USA, and other stations abroad. Built-in with no configuration required through vTuner Internet Radio services. (Please note the optional terrestrial FM and DAB modules were not installed in this model).

Easy, simple to navigate menu system with controls on the remote AND front panels. Bright and clear display.

Tested in our lab where it performed like new. We also upgraded the software to the latest version possible as of today.

Included with your purchase is the Naim ND5 XS, the remote control, Wi-Fi antenna, two BNC to RCA adapters (not pictured), and a power cord. 

Click below to add our recommended matching cables from Kimber Kable, all brand new as SkyFi is an official Kimber dealer.

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Better

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Best 

Kimber Kable - Coaxial Digital Interconnect

Kimber Kable - Optical Digital Interconnect

Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Better

Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Best

The SkyFi Testing Process for DACs:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect resistors and other passive components for signs of overheating.

After the visual inspection we connect the DAC’s RCA outputs to our Sencore PA81 Power Analyzer which simulates a real world input impedance and allows us to monitor the output on an oscilloscope. We are equipped to test optical, coaxial, and USB inputs at Redbook CD Quality. We start with a test signal to verify signal lock and proper output on both channels. If the DAC has balanced outputs these are also tested at this time. If the DAC has multiple Optical and Coaxial inputs they are all checked for proper lock. USB inputs are tested with a Macbook Pro.

After proper function is verified, we set the DAC up for a listening test to evaluate general audio reproduction quality and monitor for clicks, pops, or any other audible signs of issues related to dropped signal lock or failing audio output stages. We often connect DACs under evaluation to our long term test rig for a long test stint to verify stability under real world operating conditions.

Please see our photos or the linked manual below for full specifications:

Naim ND5 XS - Manual

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Formats
Will stream WAV, FLAC and AIFF (up to 24bit/48kHz), ALAC (up to 16bit/44.1kHz), AAC and MP3 (up to 16bit/48kHz) files only as MP3 320kbps quality.

Internet Radio Provider:
vTuner 5* full service

Audio File Formats:
WAV (up to 24bit/192kHz)
AIFF (up to 24bit/192kHz)
FLAC (up to 24bit/192kHz)
DSD (single rate DSF64 & DFF64 only)
ALAC (up to 24bit/96kHz)
WMA (up to 16bit/48kHz) must be WMA 9.2
Ogg Vorbis (up to 16bit/48kHz)
M4a (CBR and VBR up to 320kbit/s)
MP3 (CBR and VBR up to 320kbit/s)
Playlists (M3U, PLS)

High-resolution UPnP network streaming, Spotify Connect built-in, USB playback, access to thousands of internet radio stations, DAB/FM radio, digital inputs for external sources, native support for TIDAL high fidelity music streaming service, multiroom streaming and a bespoke iOS and Android control app will get you listening to more music than ever before.

Standout Naim ND5 XS Features Include:
• UPnP-enabled to allow streaming of audio files at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution from Naim Audio hard disk servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices or any home computer

• Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, DSD (single rate), Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3. Gapless playback on all lossless file formats and on most compressed music

• Three 24bit/192kHz capable digital inputs (S/PDIF) to support optimum connection to external sources

• Spotify Connect built-in to stream millions of songs from the world’s most popular streaming service

• Native support for TIDAL streaming service with free 90 day trial of lossless HiFi tier

• Front-panel USB port for replay of MP3 player and USB-stored audio

• vTuner 5* full-service internet radio

• Optional DAB+/DAB/FM radio module

• Multiroom & Party Mode compatible

• iOS and Android Naim Audio app for intuitive control

• Bluetooth connectivity with aptX codec for quality audio playback

Technology & Craft
Like the NDX, the ND5 XS is one of the most technically advanced and accomplished of all Naim Audio products. The use of numerous innovative techniques for electronic signal processing and isolation ensure that each digital audio data stream is delivered to the ND5 XS outputs with maximum fidelity. The ND5 XS uses the same RAM buffer and master-clock jitter removal technique of the Naim Audio DAC and all the oversampling, filtering and signal management techniques that have brought Naim Audio to the forefront of digital music in the home.

And the result of all this extraordinary technology is extraordinary music reproduction. Connect an ND5 XS to your existing audio system and the world of high resolution audio downloads, UPnP streaming, and the vast resource of internet radio are yours for the listening. And it's a world where music from any source will live, breath and satisfy - completely.

*Please note: only current "Classic" style XPS power supplies can be used with the ND5 XS. Older "Olive" style XPS units are incompatible and cannot be used.

Item

Included

Original Box

Not Included

Manual

Not Included

Remote

Yes Included

Cables

Yes - Power Only

Physical Condition

7 / 10

Working Condition

10 / 10


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